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Penz
Posted: Monday, April 5, 2021 1:27:38 AM

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I am not sure if we can trust him [or not].
I am not sure Whether we can trust him [or not].


But in Zack Snyder's Justice League.
Diana says.

I don't know we can trust him.


Why is it so?


tautophile
Posted: Monday, April 5, 2021 11:09:52 AM
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What Diana was actually saying was "I don't know that we can trust him", but in informal speech of this sort, the word "that" (or "if", or "whether"--all three are OK) is sometimes left out.
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